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Explorer Views


1.Detailsview: classical Windows Explorer layout. Right Mouse opens the Windows Explorer context menu.
2.Iconsview: same as 1, only with large icons (thumbs).
3.Imageview: default CodedColor view. Right Mouse opens CodedColor context menu.
4.Thumbsview: same as 3, only without image frame.


Explorer layout in Thumbsview



1.Album shortcut menu: if you create an album link, you can browse quickly to that location by clicking here


2.Album location: if you create an album in this folder, the folder background color turns green, and a shortcut entry is added to the organizer


3.        Infopanel showing image and EXIF information


4.Thumb frame (filmstrip). the icons at the thumb borders tell you, whether the image has annotations or has been added to a catalog. A click on the annotation icon opens the annotation editor. You can select several thumbs by using the SHIFT and CTRL buttons. You can exclude an image from the album by selecting Right Mouse > Exlude Image.


5.Context button: opens a context menu (or use Right Mouseclick as alternative). The popup menu contains many image editing functions. To rotate an image for instance, you can also press CTRL+R as a shortcut.


6.Thumb frame separator: if you drag this separator, you can resize the thumb frame. The maximum thumbsize is determined in the Program Settings > Database tab.


7.Image frame: Left Mouseclick zooms into the image, Right Mouseclick zooms out. Holding the Left Mousebutton pressed in a zoomed image, you can move the display frame.


Hint: If your image is a multimedia file, then you see a navigation bar at the bottom.


icon_tip Facts about the CodedColor Explorer


Behaves similar to the Windows Explorer
Knows Multiselection and Drag & Drop
Has two additional views: the ImageView and the ThumbsView
Has an additional special contextmenu just for images.
Displays image parameters, EXIF information, annotations, album shortcuts, etc.
Several instances can be opened at the same time, for instance to browse different albums
Drag & Drop between Explorer instances possible
Thumbs can be resized by dragging the thumb frame separator
Most operations in the Explorer are introduced by a Job-Wizard, which allows several types of Image Selection.






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